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The Red River Sun staff
CHILDRESS – Childress County had another high-speed chase last week. This time it ended with the arrest of 17-year-old Santiago Salgado of Childress.
During the afternoon on Tuesday, March 16, Childress Police Department School Resource Officer Sgt. Gerald Johnson tried to pull over Salgado in the 500 block of Highway 287, Childress Police Chief Shade Miller explained.
“Sgt. Johnson was trying to make a traffic stop because he (Salgado) was traveling at a high rate of speed,” Miller added. “He sped up and tried to evade arrest.”
The high-speed chase, which lasted for 13 blocks, started when Salgado immediately turned off of Highway 287, Miller said. There were a couple of cars on Highway 287 when the chase began. Salgado was in the eastbound lane when he turned south on 3rd St. NW. Then he made a west turn.
“He (Salgado) did a horseshoe,” Miller added. “He continued west bound traveling at a high rate of speed down on Ave. E NW, and the pursuit continued. It was not a long pursuit.”
It ended quickly, Miller said. Salgado was taken into custody when he stopped at a residence.
Johnson arrested Salgado for evading arrest in a motor vehicle. Miller said the case will go to the 100th Judicial District Court.